Dismantling Safety TipsIf you have a kids’ playhouse that’s showing signs of wear or your children have outgrown it, you’ll probably want to recapture that space. Trouble is, this isn’t a big-time item that’s in high demand. But, when it’s got to go, it’s got to go. So, do yourself a favor and take it down when you have at least a whole weekend. Also, keep kids and pets away while dismantling it.
For many families, a playhouse or swing set means hours of family entertainment. When moving, these families are often reluctant to leave their kids’ favorite outdoor play equipment behind. Moving a backyard playset is not nearly as challenging as people think it is. A few basic tools, a wide open Saturday, a truck and some helping hands are the only prerequisites. —MetroParentAnd, perhaps most important of all, have a plan for what you’ll do with the materials. No, you can’t put it out on the curb. (That’s not how playhouse disposal is done.) But, there are other things you can do with it. Also, make sure you have at least one set of helping hands. This will take two people at the minimum.
Old Playhouse Disposal in Punta GordaSome parents elect to simply refresh and update their kids’ playhouses. This makes sense if you still have toddlers and elementary children who play on it regularly. But, if your kids no longer use it and it just takes up space, it’s time to go. Unfortunately, it will be somewhat of a challenge. Here are some helpful old playhouse disposal options you can try:
- Sell it. First, try to spread the word at work, through the kids’ school, church, and elsewhere. You might find a taker without having to even publish a local ad. If not, publish an online ad and sell it cheap to get rid of it quickly.
- Donate it. If the playset is still in good condition, you might consider donating it to a church, daycare, or pre or elementary school. This way, you’ll get a small tax write off, to boot.
- Give it away. If you are selling your house, then let it go with the transfer of ownership. Or, if you have a family member or friend that’s in need, give it away and be free of it.
- Go ahead and junk it. Should the playset already be in rough condition, you ought to just junk it outright. Take the opportunity to offload a bunch of other stuff, while you’re at it.